Articles of Andrés Gómez Emilsson
|It isn’t only humans who should eat in-vitro meat. A lot of suffering is on the line.||...d_eat_in-vitro_meat_a_lot_of_suffering_is_on_the_line.php|
Should humans wipe out all carnivorous animals so the succeeding generations of herbivores can live in peace? Let’s do a thought-experiment. Imagine we stumble across an advanced civilisation that has abolished predation, disease, famine, and all the horrors of primitive Darwinian life. The descendants of archaic lifeforms flourish unmolested in their wildlife parks – free living but not “wild”. Should we urge scrapping their regime of compassionate stewardship of the living world – and a ret...
|Ontological Qualia: The Future of Personal Identity||...rg/ontological_qualia_the_future_of_personal_identity.php|
*WARNING* If you are not psychologically robust, this *may* be a memetic hazard. It talks about ideas that may affect hedonic tone in people susceptible to bad philosophical experiences. What is personal identity? The word consciousness has many meanings. Some of them are mundane, such as “social awareness.” Others are extremely fundamental, like the nature of qualia. Likewise, personal identity has multiple meanings that are at entirely different levels in the philosophical hierarchy for ho...
|A simple mystical explanation||http://www.scinetwork.org/a_simple_mystical_explanation.php|
Maybe "consciousness" is just level 1 of something that has many levels. Psychedelics, notably, sometimes can give the impression (or maybe acquintance?) with a sort of "metaconsciousness" that simply escapes people's imagination entirely in normal circumstances. In that case, maybe our suffering is really just a parody of the real thing, which is far worse in ways currently unimaginable. Is this universe a sandbox to solve cosmic problems? Weird to entertain. But at least that would allow fo...
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